The Board of the Gates Historical Society announces election of Board member Garth Brokaw as Vice President at the Board’s January meeting.
Garth currently assists with Tours and Archives Committees. He has obtained and moved antique furniture acquisitions into the Hinchey Homestead and is currently inventorying books from the Hinchey family. He is a strong supporter of the Society’s mission and hopefully will step up to the Presidency when the current President Susan Swanton’s term ends in June 2021.
He says, “The Hinchey Homestead is a remarkable visual cue that stimulates ones curiosity about the history of the town of Gates. The history of every town reminds of as to who we are as a community, as a nation. Every story is a treasure. I am honored to serve as the Gates Historical Society works to preserve those treasures.”
Rev, Brokaw’s background: Retired minister, Executive Director, American Baptist Homes and Caring Ministries Association. 22 years as President/CEO for Fairport Baptist Home. 40 years living 19th ward. 35 years, Fairport/Perinton Senior Living Council Board; last 10 years as President. 7 years on Linkages Board for Rochester Sister City program. Docent, Landmark Society and Genesee Country Village and Museum.